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Nordisk Film behind two Oscar nominations

'Kon-Tiki' and 'A Royal Affair' are among the final five contenders in the running for an Academy Award as 'Best Foreign Language Film'.

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    Kon-Tiki

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated Kon-Tiki and A Royal Affair for an oscar in the category of 'Best Foreign Language Film' together with strong contenders such as Michael Ha neke's, Amour from Austria, Kim Nguyen's War Witch from Canada and Pablo Larraíns No from Chile. Henrik Zein, executive producer and Managing Director of Nordisk Film Production, says about the nomination of Kon-Tiki:

"We are very proud and honored that Kon-Tiki, after having received a Golden Globe nomination, is now also nominated for an Oscar. This is amazing for our distributor The Weinstein Co., who has set the premiere date in New York and Los Angeles two days before the awards. Perfect timing."

The Oscars are held on 24 February. This Sunday, the two films will also contest for a Golden Globe.

"It's a unique situation for Nordisk Film, our partners and especially for Scandinavian film. Our strategy is to invest in large Nordic film projects that are attractive to an audience across the Nordic countries - and in the rest of the world. That our efforts have now resulted in two Oscar nominations is very gratifying. The two films are simultaneously nominated for the prestigious Golden Globe price. In this context it is also worth emphasizing that Nordisk Film has been involved in two films nominated for the English BAFTA price, "The Hunt" by Zentropa and the Norwegian "Head Hunter" by Yellow Bird Films," says Allan Hansen, Managing Director of Nordisk Film.

In 2011, another Zentropa movie went all the way, when Susanne Bier lifted the golden gentleman for In A Better World.